2021-2022 TRAINING
& CAPACITY BUILDING SERIES

 

Here you will find a diverse mix of educational and cultivation offerings designed to equip HAND members with the technical tools and resources needed to bring thriving communities to fruition.

Be sure to check back often for the most up-to-date information on all trainings!

If you’re curious what kind of events are in store, check out last year’s training schedule.
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SEPTEMBER 2021

 

The Guarded Gate:
Remembering Breonna & the Role of Race, Gender
and Real Estate in Creating More Equitable Communities

Date: September 23 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

Nearly a year and a half after the murder of Breonna Taylor, so much in our world has changed, and yet much has remained the same. As we continue to reckon with race in our country, and navigate a just and equitable recovery from the pandemic, we must also consider the role of real estate and community development. CREW DC, Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) and are pleased to present The Guarded Gate: Remembering Breonna & the Role of Race, Gender and Real Estate in Creating More Equitable Communities. This session is designed to inspire, empower and challenge all of us who are engaged in the movement to create safe, equitable, and inclusive environments. The opening presentation will ground our discussion with a history of gatekeeping and how it has impacted Black women and families. A dynamic panel discussion will follow, featuring industry leaders representing real estate development, property management, financial intermediaries and community engagement. Join us as we examine the systems and policies that got us here, and consider how each of us can work to dismantle inequities from where we sit.

Industry Practitioners

Crystal Lynese Walker
Founder & Principal Consultant 
Crystal Clear Consulting
(Keynote Speaker)

Kia Weatherspoon
Founder & President 
Determined by Design
(
Moderator)

Donovan Duncan
Executive Vice President
Urban Strategies, Inc.
Tiffany Durr
Senior Director
Strategic Investments 
Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Stacy Spann
President and CEO
MidCity 

Stephanie Williams
President 
Bozzuto Management Company

Registration fees: This event has a complimentary discount code for HAND members: HAND2021; Non-Member Fee: $25. 

 

 

An Introduction to RAD for PRAC:
Converting 202s into Section 8 

Date: September 28 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

Calling all property owners and developers! HAND is pleased to host An Introduction to RAD for PRAC: Converting 202s into Section 8. This informative session will provide insight into the RAD conversion of affordable housing for the elderly supported by eligible Section 202 Project Rental Assistance Contracts (PRACs) to either Project-based vouchers (PBVs) or Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA). Learn how the option to convert PRACs under RAD provides an opportunity to recapitalize aging Section 202 PRAC properties while protecting residents, maintaining non-profit control, and extending the affordability period. This session will also feature lessons learned from recently closed RAD for PRAC transactions.

Industry Practitioners

Daniel Ehrenberg
Attorney 
Klein Hornig LLP 
Paige Gentry
Senior Associate 
Klein Hornig LLP 

Lee Goldstein
Director, National
Housing Development
Volunteers of America

Vicki Longosz
Senior Associate 
HUD’s Office of General Counsel
Stephanie Rhodes
Project Leader, Development
and Construction
National Church Residences

Eric Walker
Vice President
of Affordable Housing 
National Church Residences

Registration fees: Free to current HAND Members; Non-Member Fee: $75.

 

 

 

Decarbonizing Affordable Housing:
Challenges and Opportunities

Date: September 29 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

State and local governments in the DMV have set ambitious goals to eliminate carbon emissions in the next several decades.  Achieving these goals will require decarbonizing existing buildings by eliminating fossil fuel use. Join us on September 29 for Decarbonizing Affordable Housing: Challenges and Opportunities.

Decarbonizing the affordable housing stock must be done in a way that considers the challenges uniquely experienced by affordable housing building owners. Failure to address these challenges will limit building decarbonization to better-resourced buildings, increase the costs of operating affordable housing, and deny the health benefits of building decarbonization to low-income communities.

This informative program will provide an overview of the benefits of building decarbonization, identify the resources, support, and targeted investment that affordable housing owners will need to decarbonize their buildings and explore opportunities to align energy and housing policies in support of decarbonizing affordable housing. 

Industry Practitioners

Michael Feldman-Wiencek
Green Building + Housing Affordability Program Analyst
DOEE
Cristina Garcia
Assistant Director
Building Electrification Institute
Michael Hindle
Owner & Principal
Passive to Positive
Joseph Knackstedt
Project Manager
DC DHCD
Jared Lang
Senior Project Manager
Wesley Housing
Christina McPike
Director, Energy & Sustainability
WinnCompanies
Todd Nedwick
Senior Director
of Sustainability Policy
National Housing Trust
David Smedick
Senior Campaign Representative for the Beyond Coal Campaign
Sierra Club

Registration fees: Free to current HAND Members; Non-Member Fee: $75.

 


 

OCTOBER 2021


Quarterly Member Power Hour 

Date: October 8 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

Are you a new HAND member who wants to learn how to maximize your membership? Or maybe a longtime member who needs a refresher on membership benefits? If you answered “yes,” to either of those questions, we’re here to help! Join us for our next Quarterly Member Power Hour, where you can learn all about HAND’s offerings, the best way for you and your team to plug in, and connect with other members. All members are welcome! If you have any questions you’d like for us to cover specifically, please email them to Courtney Battle at cbattle@handhousing.org. We look forward to you joining us!

Registration fees: This event is free.

 

 

HAND Housing Indicator Tool Featured at National Alliance Community Economic Development Associations 2021 Summit 

Date: October 18 – 20 | 12:00pm – 5:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

Seizing the Narrative on Housing Justice
How can housing and community development networks seize this powerful moment to drive new narratives for our movement? Learn about initiatives on both coasts during this discussion oriented session. The Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) launched the Housing Indicator Tool to keep jurisdictions accountable to housing benchmarks set for the region in an Urban Institute report. They have used this tool to make significant changes in the way elected officials and the media address the region’s housing shortage. The Shift the Bay campaign uses research-driven and field-practiced strategies to advance housing and racial justice. Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California is a lead partner in this cross-sector collaboration.

Objective of panel:  Share strategic communications strategies, tools and resources that have been utilized to drive the narrative, elevate resident voices, change practices and institute new policies toward housing and racial justice. To view the full conference agenda and register to attend, visit the website here: https://resilientcommunitiesforum.org

Registration fees: This is not a HAND event. 

 

 


 

NOVEMBER 2021


Bonds and Tax Credits 201:
Cutting Edge Debt Executions
and Case Studies in the DMV

Date: November 9 | 12:00pm – 3:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

As the nation continues to navigate the impacts of an ongoing pandemic, limited housing supply and an ever-growing population, innovative approaches for addressing housing affordability are more important than ever. Staying on top of trends in housing finance is critical for professionals seeking to expand their toolkit of strategies for maneuvering through various transactions. Join us on November 9 for Bonds and Tax Credits 201: Cutting Edge Debt Executions and Case Studies in the DMV. This informative session will provide guests with the latest debt market update and cover key topics including volume cap scarcity and the possible impact of the 50% test reduction. Additionally you will get a front row-seat to case studies on current debt executions in the region including: 

  • Risk Share (including FFB)
  • Fannie Immediate and Forward MTEB
  • Short Term Cash Backed Bonds
  • Freddie TEL

Industry Practitioners

Emily Cadik
Executive Director
Affordable Housing
Tax Credit Coalition

Ed Delany
Senior Director – Community Finance 
Capital One

Allison King, Esq.
Partner 
Tiber Hudson

Steve Napolitano
Senior Vice President
Equity Production
Boston Financial 
Investment Management
Kent Neumann, Esq. 
Founding Member 
Tiber Hudson
Thomas Pereira
Senior Vice President

Institutional Sales 
Boston Financial
Investment Management

Registration fees: Free to current HAND Members; Non-Member Fee: $75.

 

 

 

HIT ACTIVATION | HAND & Prince George’s County Present | Housing As a Racial & Social Justice Issue

Date: November 17 1:00pm – 2:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

In June 2021, as part of her economic development platform launchCounty Executive Alsobrooks set a goal for producing 26,000 new housing units – 75% of which would be affordable to households with income below 120% of AMI; preserving 6,000 existing affordable units; and increasing the number of new multifamily construction starts by 10,400. In an effort to highlight this goal, Prince George’s County will be hosting several events throughout November, including three policy panels. We invite you to join us for part two of the series, Housing as a Racial & Social Justice Issue

This session will feature a briefing on HAND’s engagement with housing equity issues, a dynamic panel discussion on housing as a racial and social justice issue for Prince George’s County stakeholders, and perspective from Prince George’s County leadership. Guests can expect to hear from a diverse slate of industry leaders and county officials who are invested in creating more equitable outcomes across the jurisdiction.

Industry Practitioners

Alicia Cotton-Doney
Managing Director
Greystone
Tiffany Durr
Senior Director 
Strategic Investments 
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Tim Martin
Chief Credit Officer
Enterprise Community Loan Fund
Heather Raspberry
Executive Director
HAND

Denise Robinson
Assistant Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Economic Development
Office of the
County Executive
Prince George’s County


Angie Rodgers
Deputy Chief
Administrative Officer for
Economic Development
Office of the
County Executive
Prince George’s County
LaToya Thomas
Housing Indicator Tool Policy Director
HAND

Registration fees: Registration is free for all guests.

 

November Informational Session | Introduction to VitalHealth, NSW and the Association Retirement Plan

Date: November 30 1:00pm – 1:45pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

One major area where health inequities still exist in the workplace is in employer-sponsored health benefits plan design. Traditional insurance plans—premiums, copayments, deductibles and coinsurance—frequently create barriers to care. They can also exacerbate inequities in healthcare by inhibiting the use of services – such as primary care – that benefit health and wellbeing. HAND is pleased to partner with The Center for Nonprofit Advancement, VitalHealth and The Capital Group to announce a special opportunity! We invite our nonprofit members that are truly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion to reevaluate their employee benefits by considering a first dollar coverage plan and Association Retirement Plan.

Choose from one of the sessions below:

  • November 30, 2021 | 1:00 – 1:45 pm
  • December 17, 2021 | 1:00 – 1:45 pm (registration under the “December” section of the calendar near the bottom of this page)

What is first dollar coverage? 
Experience no upfront costs to go to the doctor – like copays or deductibles – for any in-network covered service. The plan pays for medical appointments, hospitalizations, prescriptions, and a variety of other in-network medical expenses first as well. Without first-dollar coverage, many people delay seeking care when they need it or avoid care altogether, putting themselves in danger of future health and financial crises. 

Association Retirement Plan
The nonprofit retirement plan space has typically had plans with higher costs and restrictions compared to corporate plans.  The Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Association Retirement Plan levels the playing field by allowing nonprofits to receive expert guidance, outsourced fiduciary liability, and access to institutional investments while also having reduced cost. 

Who should attend?
CEOs, CFOs, HR leaders and nonprofit leadership involved in employee benefits purchasing.

Why should you join the conversation?

  1. Reduce your employer sponsored benefits costs.
  2. Experience a better health plan design with first dollar coverage.
  3. To upgrade your employees’ benefits to retain, attract and care for your workforce.

Registration fees: Registration is free for all HAND members.

 


 
 

DECEMBER 2021

Keys to BEPS Compliance | A Deep Dive into the DC DOEE Retrofit Accelerator

Date: December 1 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

Clean Energy DC is the District’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at least 50% below 2006 levels by 2032. In order to achieve this goal, the District must retrofit a significant portion of existing buildings to increase their efficiency and reduce their fossil fuel reliance. With these targets in mind, HAND and the National Housing Trust (NHT) are pleased to continue its series of stakeholder convenings on DC’s new Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS). In 2019, HAND & NHT started bringing together our members and partners to discuss the potential impacts of BEPS on affordable housing and develop implementation recommendations for the DC Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE). In order to keep up with the new standards and meet the Clean Energy DC goals, many of our members have expressed the need for technical, financial and other forms of assistance. Join us on December 1, 2021 as we continue this important dialogue and learn more about the new Retrofit Accelerator. Designed specifically to support affordable housing owners with BEPS compliance, you don’t want to miss out on this informative session! Register today to learn how you and your organization can continue the work of creating more energy efficient and sustainable communities across our region.

Confirmed Speaker:

Patrice Brooks
 Account Manager

DCSEU

Emily Curley
Commercial Energy Program Manager
Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection
Michael Feldman-Wiencek
Green Building + Housing Affordability Program Analyst
DC DOEE
Annie Ratanasim
Sustainability Director DC Green Bank

Registration fees: This event is free to current HAND Members; Non-Member Fee: $75

 

HIT ACTIVATION | HAND & Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, & Greater Washington Community Foundation Host Regional Housing Access and Equity Forum: Shared Responsibility and Accountability

Date: December 9 | 10:00am – 12:30pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

The Washington region has one of the nation’s highest rates of unhoused residents, a crisis that has only been exacerbated by this pandemic. Generations of systemic housing discrimination through redlining, racialized zoning and covenants, subprime mortgages, and disinvestment in black and brown communities coupled with high housing costs and a severe shortage of affordable housing are significant drivers of housing instability. To adequately address our affordable housing crisis, the region needs to produce 374,000 net new housing units between 2015 and 2030, 77% of which should be affordable to middle- and low-income households. Join WRAG, HAND and the Greater Washington Community Foundation for a dialogue on an integrated vision and approach to achieve racial and economic housing equity. An approach rooted in accountability, equity, and alignment of the public, private, and social sectors who all have a role in addressing this challenge. 

HAND created a one-of-a-kind platform, the Housing Indicator Toolkit (HIT), to hold all of us accountable to the latest information on housing production across the region and a comparison with established local housing targets across ten jurisdictions. In addition to tracking development of new affordable housing units, the HIT underscores the policies and investments jurisdictions must employ if they want to be successful in meeting their respective targets.   

Register today for this dynamic convening of change agents committed to reaching established regional housing goals through shared partnership.  

Industry Practitioners & Elected Officials

Housing Indicator Tool Demo

   
LaToya Thomas
Housing Indicator Tool Policy Director
HAND
   


Panel I: Public Commitments to Meet the Washington Region’s Affordable Housing

 
Ruth LaToison Ifill
President & CEO
WRAG
(Moderator)
Heather Raspberry
Executive Director
HAND
(Moderator)
 
Council Member Derrick Davis
Prince George’s County Council 
Council Member Christian Dorsey
Arlington County Board; Vice Chair, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Board of Directors
Council Member Robert White
District of Columbia Council; Chair, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Board of Directors

 


Panel II: Private Sector Investments and Partnership with Communities to Meet Housing Needs and Shape Community Development

 
Monica Mitchell
Vice President
Community Development
Wells Fargo 
Jennifer Olney
Community Investment Officer
Partnership to End Homelessness
Greater Washington Community Foundation

 

 

 

Registration fees: This event is free and only open to current WRAG & HAND members. 

Register Today!

 


HAND Holiday Mixer & Member Game Night 

Date: December 14 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

Celebrate the holiday season with HAND! Join HAND for our Holiday Mixer & Member Game Night on December 14, 2021! This will be an informal space to play a few rounds of our Trivia Challenge and enjoy mixing and mingling with HAND members! So grab four of your colleagues and register your office’s team today. Want to register without your office-mates? Lock in your space and we’ll make sure you’re assigned to a team. You don’t want to miss this special evening of networking and games! PLUS the winning team will take home two roundtrip airline tickets valued at $500!

How to Have a Seamless Trivia Experience

  • Here are some guidelines for how to be a good team captain!
  • Join from a laptop or desktop computer.TriviaHub’s quiz system is most compatible with Google Chrome. Please do not use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge.
  • Don’t have Zoom? Download Zoom here and learn how to join Zoom for the first time here.

Please do not use VPN, proxy, or citrix. These can interfere with Zoom capabilities, as well as access to our quiz system. We recommend joining from a personal computer or device.

Registration fees: This is a free members-only event.

Register Today!

 

 

December Informational Session | Introduction to VitalHealth, NSW and the Association Retirement Plan

Date: December 17 1:00pm – 1:45pm | Location: Virtual Webcast

One major area where health inequities still exist in the workplace is in employer-sponsored health benefits plan design. Traditional insurance plans—premiums, copayments, deductibles and coinsurance—frequently create barriers to care. They can also exacerbate inequities in healthcare by inhibiting the use of services – such as primary care – that benefit health and wellbeing. HAND is pleased to partner with The Center for Nonprofit Advancement, VitalHealth and The Capital Group to announce a special opportunity! We invite our nonprofit members that are truly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion to reevaluate their employee benefits by considering a first dollar coverage plan and Association Retirement Plan.

Choose from one of the sessions below:

  • November 30, 2021 | 1:00 – 1:45 pm (registration link is above, under the “November” section of the calendar)
  • December 17, 2021 | 1:00 – 1:45 pm

What is first dollar coverage? 
Experience no upfront costs to go to the doctor – like copays or deductibles – for any in-network covered service. The plan pays for medical appointments, hospitalizations, prescriptions, and a variety of other in-network medical expenses first as well. Without first-dollar coverage, many people delay seeking care when they need it or avoid care altogether, putting themselves in danger of future health and financial crises. 

Association Retirement Plan
The nonprofit retirement plan space has typically had plans with higher costs and restrictions compared to corporate plans.  The Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Association Retirement Plan levels the playing field by allowing nonprofits to receive expert guidance, outsourced fiduciary liability, and access to institutional investments while also having reduced cost. 

Who should attend?
CEOs, CFOs, HR leaders and nonprofit leadership involved in employee benefits purchasing.

Why should you join the conversation?

  1. Reduce your employer sponsored benefits costs.
  2. Experience a better health plan design with first dollar coverage.
  3. To upgrade your employees’ benefits to retain, attract and care for your workforce.

Registration fees: Registration is free for all HAND members.

Register Today!

 


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